Category Archive for ‘Kitchen’

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Managing Groceries and Meal Planning

Over the years, I have come up with some strategies to keep organized in the kitchen so that grocery shopping and cooking can be enjoyable rather than stressful. This approach was born out of frustration from throwing away too many unused ingredients at the end of the week, and getting

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"Corner Office" Home Office Zone

“Corner Office” Home Office Zone

We have an awkward corner in our kitchen, right near our table and next to the back door. It had been occupied by a pie safe since we moved in 9 years ago. It started out as a great location to store our large serving dishes we used when entertaining, which

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Convenient Trash/Recycle Bag Storage

Two weeks is too long to go without a Chaos Ordered post! Did you miss me as much as I missed you all? It’s summer at long last here in Northeast Ohio, and we have packed all kinds of fun and time with our favorite people into these gorgeous, sunny

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Wall-Mount Knife Magnet

Today’s topic will be short and sweet. I’m elbow deep in a laundry room re-do (which if all goes well you’ll get to see next week!) so I’m sharing one of my favorite little kitchen organizing helpers, a magnetic knife strip. As you can see in the photo below, we

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Kid Kitchen Drawer

One of my favorite projects I’ve ever completed is designating a drawer in our kitchen for kid dishes, cutlery, and cups. It was simple, affordable, and has been SO effective! Mischief and Mayhem are quite happy that they can be in charge of picking out their own items at snack and meal time. I

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Kitchen Towel Storage – Take Two

Some of my early attempts at organization were more successful than others. We can go ahead put my first stab at storage for our kitchen dish towels in the abject failure category! At the time, I chose it because it stored multiple towels, and kept them out of sight. Those

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Stackable Shelves

The gas cooktop integrated into the counter is one of my favorite aspects of my kitchen. The cavernous and shelf-less cabinet beneath, however, is another story.  One of my organizing rules of thumb is to store items as close to where they are used as possible, making this cabinet the

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